English dictionary definition of:

fly


Noun

  • two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  • an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
  • (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
  • fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

Verb

  • travel through the air; be airborne
  • move quickly or suddenly
  • operate an airplane
  • transport by aeroplane
  • cause to fly or float
  • be dispersed or disseminated
  • change quickly from one emotional state to another
  • pass away rapidly
  • travel in an airplane
  • display in the air or cause to float
  • run away quickly
  • travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
  • hit a fly
  • decrease rapidly and disappear

Adjective

  • (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

Thesaurus

aviate   fell   flee   pilot   rainfly   tent-fly   vanish   vaporize American English spelling   wing  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list y on the end and learn about the word fly in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

View spelling list Change y to i and learn about the word fly in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 9. Suffixes: why we need to double letters, change them, or drop 'e'.

Other Spellzone word lists: Animals, Insects

Scrabble score for fly


Scrabble score = 9

generated at 18:57:20 on 11-02-20

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